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[Cybertech] WTH is with No Guardian Gear for Cyber?

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[Cybertech] WTH is with No Guardian Gear for Cyber?

FAAmecanic's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 10:59 AM | #1
Why can I not craft Guardian Armor with my Cybertech until LVL 33?? And I cannot craft ANY Guardian MODS at all.

Im a tank and am leveling up two other tanks right now and this is very very annoying! Was this an oversight by the devs? You can craft any other talent's armor and mods...just not ST/End needed by that type of tank.

WalmartChampion's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 11:50 AM | #2
Was wondering the same thing, just finished leveling up a sorc and was using Khem the whole time. It was pretty annoying having to mod him with high strength/low endurance mods the whole time. Leveling a sage at the moment and it looks like it will be the same if I want to keep using Qyzen. Also doesn't help that many planets don't sell tank mods for commendations.

FAAmecanic's Avatar

01.03.2013 , 10:59 AM | #3
To me it looks like an oversight by the Devs. Now the question is can/will they fix this? I'll need to check to see if I can fashion armor/mods that the End as a primary and Willpower secondary (Not sure if I knew enough about crafting when I leveled my first toon...a Sith Assassin tank).

psandak's Avatar

01.04.2013 , 04:17 PM | #4
Honestly, it probably has to do with the fact that up until that point just about anyone can "tank." Even in FPs up to that level (give or take) so long as your (advanced) class has a "taunt" ability you can tank and so long as your (advanced) class has some sort of healing you can heal. It is only beyond that point that stat itemization, and skill tree and abilities come into play.

So acquiring "tank specific" gear below level 30 is not a priority. So why be able to craft it?

Tmaxxz's Avatar

01.04.2013 , 05:43 PM | #5
So that you can live through stuff with armor made for you.

RendValor's Avatar

01.04.2013 , 07:27 PM | #6
High strength armorings also help with threat generation.
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VigDiath's Avatar

01.04.2013 , 07:32 PM | #7
Up until that point your focus is mostly DPS anyway. It's the same thing I learned while leveling my BH. The armorings and mods favor AIM over End until a certain level. Really, up to a certain level despite the fact that you rolled a "tank" only a few factors actually make you a tank. High threat abilities don't really come until later levels with the exception of a few classes.
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01.04.2013 , 07:55 PM | #8
Indeed if you look at most gear you can buy from the GTN or Vendors - Tank stats are not added till about 35
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Nythain's Avatar

01.04.2013 , 11:00 PM | #9
Based on some of the completely wonky and redundant mods available on the Commendations Modifications Vendors I would have to throw my vote in as lazy oversight by the devs. Reflex Mod and Commando Mod are exactly the same, and there's 2 different enhancements I can't remember the name of that are exactly the same even though they have different names. Its pretty clear the devs really didn't care at all about crafting and modding. It was never even originally supposed to be viable end game, that took lots of ************ for armor set bonuses to be removable and an increase in schematic levels.

Maybe if we bring this issue up enough, they'll release new and proper mods in the cartel shop for $20! :P

FAAmecanic's Avatar

01.08.2013 , 10:42 AM | #10
I confused everyone by bringing my Sith Assassin into I even confused myself

What I am leveling now is a Sith Juggernaut. I realize the deminishing returns as being the reason armor isnt available to Cybertech until level 33... and Im fine with that. But MODS cannot be built by Cybertech at ALL. Even at level 50 there are no guardian mods available to craft.

sorry for the confusion.